Eclectic Crescendo

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My UCLA class in "DIY Music Marketing" is presenting this free concert at the Key Club's Plush Lounge next Friday, June 4th. Fifteen acts from seven different countries, and it's a benefit for a charity called GINA for the Missing. Please show up. I'd really like an "A" in this class.

10 Years of Alex's Bar

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Video by Ms. Jen with a Nokia N97.

Thurs 01.28.10 - This weekend is Alex's Bar's 10th Anniversary weekend, in celebration Alex and I (Ms. Jen) did the above video to cover what the article in The District did not and for Alex to extend a big Thank You to all of the folks who have made 10 Years of Alex's Bar possible.

Alex's has a great line up of shows to say 'Thank you, Long Beach, for a great decade of Alex's Bar!':

Fri, Jan 29, 2010 - Alex's Bar 10 Year Anniversary Show - The Adolescents, Riverboat Gamblers, John Doe, Blockage - $15

Sat, Jan 30, 2010 - Alex's Bar 10 Year Anniversary Show - Riverboat Gamblers, Throw Rag, Mike Watt and the Secondmen, Werewolf - $15

See you at Alex's Bar's this weekend!

Runaway Hair

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Wow. Do I have to read *one* more review of how AWFUL Kristen Stewart's new Joan Jett-inspired hairdo is? The truth is, folks, I LOVE this hair, I HAVE this hair, and I WORSHIP this hair. It's better than the hair KStew started with, and let's face it, copying Joan Jett's hair to play her in the new Runaways movie is not the worst KStew could do. No, the worst she could do is to pretend to be Joan Jett in a movie about the Runaways, pretend she knows ANYTHING about rock n' roll, and pretend that she's an actress. Oh, wait. She's already done all that. I guess the hair isn't the worst thing, now is it?

Nicole Welke's Art Show at Salon Pop in Long Beach

Thurs 04.16.09 - One of my favorite Long Beach area artist/musician is Nicole Welke, who not only is a great musician, but is a fabulous painter of cutely subversive paintings. If you have been in the Ladies Room at Alex's Bar, you have seen her pink baby/bunny and little girl paintings on the walls. If you are a fan of the True Blood tv show, then you have seen Nicole's paintings.

Come out next Saturday night to Salon Pop to see Nicole's work in person and have a lovely time with the rest of us!

What: Art Show at Salon Pop, featuring Nicole Welke's paintings
When: Saturday, April 25, 2009
Time: 7-10pm
Where: Salon Pop, 1085 Redondo, Long Beach

My neighbor, Ryan, has been painting away all fall for the big opening at the Taylor de Cordoba gallery in LA this upcoming Saturday night. Consider this your invitation.

Ryan Callis
Are You Ready to Testify

Jan. 10 - Feb 14, 2009
Opening Reception: Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 6-8pm

Taylor de Cordoba
2660 S. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Google Map

Land of the Sweets : The Burlesque Nutcracker

For folks in Seattle and Chicago who love the holidays and burlesque, you are in luck this December! The nice ladies and gentlemen at the Land of the Sweets burlesque troupe are putting on their own version of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker.

I want to know when they will be putting on a Los Angeles show?!?!?!?

Heads up on this show via Gapers Block.

Ghoul's Night Out

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I totally want to go to this. But I am far too lazy to leave the house and pay $35. Sigh.

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Throw Rag  at Alex's Bar

Sat, Sept 20, 2008 - Race To Hell Tour - Throwrag, Lower Class Brats, Roger Miret and the Disasters, The Heart Attacks, Viva Hate, Revolution Mother, The Generators, Stagger & Fall, Black Market Radio, Mad Marge & the Stonecutters, Roadside Bombs, The Girlz, Final Solution and more! - doors at 2pm - $15

Alex's Bar
2913 E. Anaheim St.
(Next to the Auto Zone, entrance in the back)
Long Beach, CA 90804

Mad Juana Tonight at Alex's Bar!

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Mad Juana tonight at Alex's Bar

Tonight, Wed. Aug. 27, 2008, Mad Juana is playing at Alex's Bar with the Harbortown Saints and it is a show not to be missed.

Mad Juana is a fabulous new band out of New York City fronted by Sam Yaffia (Hanoi Rocks & New York Dolls) and his wife Carmen Guy. Musically think Squirrel Nut Zippers on a mad gypsy tear through New Orleans on speed. Excellent, I tell you, excellent.

This is a show not to be missed.

Mad Juana, Harbortown Saints, and the Lost Captains at
Alex's Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804


At the Riverside Metropolitan Museum now through September 14th. C'mon, who doesn't love Snoopy?!

The Dash of the Dachshunds!

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 at the Los Alamitos Race Track in Los Alamitos (think border of LA & OC) is the Wiener Nationals...

AKA the Dash of the Dachshunds! Forget the horses! Forget betting! Let's talk cute little dogs runny willy nilly and dashing everywhere but to the finish line.

Best fun you will have for cheap all year!

Sat. July 19th (that's tomorrow)
@ The Los Alamitos Race Track
4961 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

(714) 995-1234